For the past 12 years I have started this time of year the same way…in front of a classroom full of high school teenagers. Little did I suspect that year 13 I would have me in a classroom as one of the students. It has been a different experience being on the other side of things. The last time I was in a formal class was back in college 12 years ago. I completed my MA degree completely online so I skipped the whole traditional classroom experience.
The class is a holistic medical class, taught by a guy from Papua New Guinea. He is a very nice, Christian man that has been doing this sort of work for about 10 years or so. We also got training last night in Bangkok at Mission Hospital from Dr. Nick, a specialist in tropical diseases. Both men are just full of information.
But, to be quite honest I don’t really have an interest in medicine or medical things but I must say he has kept my interest throughout. If you knew the effect of water (and lack of) on your body you would be shocked. I won’t bore you with all the details, but if you want to know more, let me know in the comments and I will do a post about some of it.
Though I am not very much into medicine, I am quite fascinated with how the brain works. Specifically, how the brain works in correlation with how we see and deal with our dating relationships. Some of you in fact have heard my oxytocin presentation. Well, I had an opportunity to talk with John one on one and he told me some fascinating things. Since I won’t be returning and doing any talks in the states for quite a while ( I figure when I do return, most people will want to hear about my recent adventures), I will go ahead and tell you now.
If you have talked to me at length for any time you should know that I some different views that society on “dating”. One of those different views is that I don’t believe in having sex outside of marriage. Period. There are no exceptions. My oxytocin talk touches on things that happen in the brain when you do.
As I was talking with John about some of this, he told me that premarital sex actually does even more damage than we realize. The simple version of it is that you have things in your body called lysomes. They are actually white blood cells that are present in any mucosal lining. Mucosal lining is all throughout your body. It is made mostly out of water. Coincidentally, this lining is also in a woman’s “special area”. These lysomes actually take a picture of the FIRST sexual partner and sends that information to the brain. Every other partner after that the body treats as a foreign body, and the immune system actually begins to actually fight and protect itself.
Many times the effects of this can and often do lead to several difficulties later on in life, including but not limited to, a woman’s PH balance routinely being off, difficulty maintaining a pregnancy, and a higher susceptibility to getting cervical cancer…among other things.
Often times we as Christians question the Bible’s “rules” or label them as suggestions or outdated, something meant for another time. But the more we discover about science, the earth, human nature and the human body, the more I find the Bible to be correct and still relevant for our time.
What say you?